Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s Vol. 2
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Re-live your childhood with this collection of 12 cartoons featuring some of the following beloved characters: Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Shazzan, Yogi's Gang, Banana Splits and many more!]]>
- The Power of Shazzan: Learn the backstory of the adventures that cross the Arabian Nights with teenage detectives--and set up the template of Scooby-Doo
- Saturday Morning Wake-Up Calls
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NOTE: Authoring error: if you chose 'Play All' The Living Island cartoon from Shazzan will not play! You must select this individually.
HELP! IT'S THE HAIR BEAR BUNCH (1971): Keep Your Keeper
NEW ADVENTURES OF GILLIGAN (1974): Off Limits
SEA LAB 2020 (1972): Deep Threat
AMAZING CHAN AND THE CHAN CLAN (1972): The Mardi Gras Caper (Episode 12)
SHAZZAN (1967): The Living Island / Master of the Thieves ***watch 'Thieves' first, it has the open titles, then 'Island' second, it has the end credits.***
YOGI'S GANG (1973): Mr. Bigot
BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER SHOW (1976): For Scent-Imental Reasons/Stop, Look and Hasten, Hare-Way to the Stars/Duck! Rabbit, Duck!
VALLEY OF THE DINOSAURS (1974): Forbidden Fruit
TOM & JERRY/GRAPE APE SHOW (1976): Ep.#1 - No Way Stowaway / That Was No Idol, That Was My Ape / The Ski Bunny / The All American Ape / Stay Awake Or Else
BANANA SPLITS ADVENTURE HOUR (1968): Joning the Knights/The littlest Musketeer/"Danger Island"
INCH HIGH PRIVATE EYE (1973): Diamonds are a Crook's Best Friend
NEW ADVENTURES OF BATMAN AND ROBIN (1977): Sweet Joke on Gotham City
---O.K., few real classics here.Read more ›
Many of the cartoons in this and the '60s collections were on Cartoon Network perioically during its heyday of airing actual classics and can now occassionally be seen on Boomerang by a much more limited audience, so this collection provides a great trip into the past for these cartoons; some of which have seen DVD releases (Batman), some who have earned DVD releases (Bannana Splits, Shazzan, Sealab 2020, etc.) and some which, quite frankly, might never be heard from again for obvious reasons (Gilligan, HB T&J, etc.)
Again, Warner Brothers gets an A for effort in this compilation. Unfortunately, before some of these 'toons get their individually packaged DVD releases, some clean up must be done. The Gilligan episode is almost watchable save for a very brief clip where the soundtrack is sped up, putting Gilligan on par, verbally, with the Chipmunks (I think he says "YouknowthatnewalarmsystemwebuiltforMr.Howelltokeepouttheintruders?" but I'm not positive). Later, the "Arabian Knights" and "3 Musketeers" segments of the Bannana Splits Adventure Hour are, regrettably, barely watchable beneath the tracking lines. This is unfortunate as the Bannana Splits have stood the test of time to earn their own DVD if the studios would find suitable production material (these shows are still aired on Boomerang quite often, so I know that, with additional effort, Warners could have found episodes in better condition).Read more ›
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show inlcuded here will bring on the warm and fuzzies for the generation that immediately followed the baby boomers. The fondly recalled tune "On With the Show" with Bugs & Daffy and the Road Runner theme songs will make those who remember this show smile with a warm glow.
"Shazzan" was the first cartoon I actually remember watching on television. The adventures of two kids with the flying genie is a good example of the wholesome but FUN adventure-type toon that ruled the Sat. morning airwaves until the Shiny Happy People brigade of Politically Correct killjoys nearly destroyed the genre by imposing sissified Barney-style New Zoo Revue fruit loop slop that was long on morals but short on entertainment. "Yogi's Gang" (1973) is a sad example of this. The once great HB stable is reduced to a nauseating tale of the beloved Yogi, misled by an Archbunker type, touting the superiority of bears and dismissing the others as "animal lovers." Mess like this should have been lost in a fire like "London After Midnight". Oh Pepto-Bismol, where is thy sting? Bring back Ranger Smith and the pic-i-nic baskets!
You had to be there to really dig "The Great Grape Ape," the adventures of a 40 ft. purple ape (Magilla's cousin?) and his canine sidekick Beagly Beagly, but it remains amusing to a point and I'm glad to see it again after 30 years.Read more ›
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If you're old enough to remember what it felt like to wake up on a Saturday morning after a hard week at school, and nothing to do for the rest of the day, getting up late, fixing... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Juvi Guevara
wish theyd come out with the full compleat show on dvd, tired of hunting for all the show's i 1'st saw this in 1973 just couldnt wait till saturday morning, to see the show, i miss... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jeannathan L., Phoenix
What a treasure. . Cereal and Saturday morning cartoons. ..the excitement of Saturday. .no school. No homework. ..our day...they need to come out with the next volume. .Published 6 months ago by Wilbertscottdreher